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Myths on SIBO Treatment

The 3 common questions on SIBO treatment and answers that may surprise you: Q 1. Don’t we need antibiotics for SIBO as low fermentable carbohydrate diets do not “eradicate” an overgrowth in the small intestine? Q 2. I am worried about being on low-FODMAP, low-carb diet, Fast Tract Diet, etc. for a long time because [...]

SIBO Treatment: Antibiotics or Diet?

Antibiotics alone, diet alone or the combination of the two will not cure SIBO unless your specific underlying cause(s) are identified and addressed. However, a science-based diet that limits ALL fermentable carbohydrates should be used as the first line therapy over antibiotics  because: The diet approach is safe and provides a durable response Your underlying [...]

LPR Diet – Why PPIs Do Not Work for LPR (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux)?

Question Is it safe to use a PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) over the short term to determine if I actually have LPR as opposed to chronic sinus infection? Also, if it is (reflux-related) LPR, is it necessary to go on medication? My doctor keeps telling me that it would be worse to have acid in [...]

What Do Gut Bacteria And Diet Have To Do With Parkinson’s Disease?

A clear link between gut bacteria and Parkinson’s disease (PD) has been established by Caltech researchers led by microbiologist, Sarkis Mazmanian. The study published in the Dec 1, 2016 issue of Cell sheds new light on PD for researchers investigating effective treatments for this incurable central nervous system disorder. One of the leading areas of [...]

Diet over Drugs: 3 Step Plan for IBS, Diarrhea, Constipation, Bloating and Acid Reflux

Are you familiar with the term, Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGIDs)? Don’t let this five-letter acronym intimidate you. It simply refers to conditions or symptoms affecting the digestive tract for which no structural problem or biochemical cause is observed by standard testing such as endoscopy, imaging or blood tests. These are some examples of FGIDs: Irritable [...]

GERD diet that works without drugs

This is the final article of a four part series on acid reflux and GERD. Read the first article on the underlying cause, the second article on the myths of H. pylori and low stomach acid being the major causes and the third article on the main stream medical treatments. Online dietary advice for GERD is often [...]

What Really Causes Acid Reflux and GERD?

This is the first article of a four part series on acid reflux and GERD. Read the second article on the myths of H. pylori and low stomach acid being the major causes, the third article on the main stream medical treatments and the final article on the myths of trigger foods and a GERD diet that works [...]

SIBO Diets and Digestive Health – It’s about Fermentable Carbohydrates

What is the most effective SIBO diet? Since releasing my first book in the Fast Tract Digestion book series on Heartburn which linked chronic acid reflux to Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), I have received many inquiries about using the Fast Tract Diet to treat other SIBO-related conditions such as IBS (update: Fast Tract Digestion IBS / Fast [...]

Is SIBO A Risk Factor For Parkinson’s Disease?

In a recent article, I talked about new research linking alterations in our gut microbiota to Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Since then, I was approached by one of the members in the Fast Tract Diet Discussion Group on Facebook asking “my dad has PD. What I don't understand from the article is: are people with SIBO [...]

The Changes Have Been Amazing – J. Stanton’s Story on IBS

A few months ago I was in despair over my IBS symptoms and my overall health. Despite faithful adherence for over five years to a sugar, dairy and grain-free diet, the good health I’d hoped for hadn’t eventuated. My worst symptoms – bouts of vertigo, plus dry eyes and joint pain from Sjogren’s syndrome – [...]

Dietary Supplements – Helping or Hurting Your Digestive Health?

Dietary supplements can be extremely helpful as part of a larger plan for addressing a variety of digestive and general health issues including: Vitamin and mineral deficiencies Microbiota imbalances Deficiencies in molecules made by the body such as stomach acid, bile and digestive enzymes Symptoms including gas, bloating, pain, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, and other reflux [...]

How Pam is Getting Her Life Back from SIBO

Pam is one of Dr. Norm's clients for our consultation services. Her courage and persistence truly paid off to get her life back from SIBO. Congratulations, Pam! This is her story. I was 38 years old and healthy. I was running marathons, eating a near vegan diet and had never had any issues with my [...]